Barnsdall Park’s 10th Annual Friday Night Wine Tastings launches May 25th through August 31, from 5:30pm-8:30pm.
Celebrating its decade-long famed wine tasting fundraiser, opening night will be held in conjunction with Food Bowl featuring a special Q&A with famed American food critic Jonathan Gold and James Beard winner, Chef Daniel Humm, co-owner of Make It Nice, a hospitality group that currently includes the newly opened NoMad Los Angeles.
The NoMad Truck will be on-site for the event with other chefs to be announced. YUM.
Opening night tickets will start at $45 with the remaining wine tasting series events priced at $35.
Marking its 10th season, the renowned Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tastings have become the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation’s signature fundraising event. With stunning views overlooking the City, four-acre Barnsdall Art Park in the heart of Hollywood welcomes Angelenos—21 years and older — to sip wine, picnic and watch the sunset for another not-to-be-missed season of wine tasting at this iconic cultural destination, which features Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, a world-class art gallery, art center and theatre on its campus. DIVINE!!!!
Ongoing partner Silverlake Wine will curate their fine selection of boutique artisanal wines and there will be rotating food trucks on offer each week.
Music presented by KCRW DJs and this year’s series will also feature several globally-themed evenings, matching food and wine. For $15 more, guests can also tour UNESCO-nominated Hollyhock House (at 5:45, 6:15, 6:45 & 7.15pm every Friday) 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
Simples Tonics and Apothecary has a different kind of Rose for Mother’s Day. I have been hooked on them ever since my first sip and I cannot wait to do a deep dive into this incredibly delightful looking elixirs and essences. Totally up my alley and perfect to enjoy on Mother’s Day (or any other!) with my amazing Tibetan bowl Mother’s Day curation from Unlimited Singing Bowls (did you order one yet?!)
Gentle and soothing, this Bulgarian rose water tonic embodies the essence of thousands of roses. At once uplifting and calming, rose balances the mood and nourishes the soul. As the highest vibrational plant on the planet, the delicate rose intoxicates with her fabled aroma, power and beauty. As an esteemed heart opener, mood lifter and aphrodisiac, no wonder the rose is the universal symbol of love.
16 oz. – $6 / 32 oz. – $10
This delicious elixir is felt immediately as the sacred and high frequency rose enters the system dissolving stress and anxiety, leaving you with a sense of calm and centeredness. Soothing to the heart and soul, Rose is our favorite go to in the face of emotional challenge, overwhelm, and overburdened nervous system. Keep it nearby to take any time you feel your heart beat beginning to rise and stress fogging your mind.
1 oz. – $20
Simples Tonics Flower Essences are a collaboration between Sunsong and Simples and are formulated by Sunsong herbalist Saewon Oh. Available are four flower essence blends, therapeutic remedies for emotional and energetic healing. Flower essences are subtle yet powerful medicines that facilitate personal journeys. The Simples and Sun Song collaboration has resulted in the creation of four stellar blends alchemically made with wild harvested flowers as well as flowers from the Simples organic garden. The Flower Essences collection includes Goddess Bless, Shadow Spell, Soul’s Dream and Gentle Warrior. Choose the best bouquet for Mom this Mother’s Day.
.5 oz. – $15
Simples is a handcrafted, plant-based tonic and apothecary shop located in Santa Monica, California. Simples was founded by Traci Donat, an herbalist devoted to traditional folk medicine practices, with the goal of sharing the wisdom of ancient plants as medicine, and the belief that plant-based tonics and elixirs are the medicine of the people. Simples Tonic Shop and Apothecary is a destination for those looking for daily nourishment and ancient plant-based wisdom. For more information about Simples Tonics & Apothecary please visit simplestonics.com or follow us on FACEBOOK @simplestonics & INSTAGRAM @simplestonics.
Have you met Lori Harder? Well if you haven’t, you must! This woman speaks my language!!! She’s a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love and has grown multiple multi-million dollar businesses as a lifestyle entrepreneur, founding The Bliss Project, a women’s empowerment retreat, the Bliss Habit online course for mental transformation, and the Body and Soul Program, which includes E-courses, meal-guides, and a large online workout membership community. Lori is also a transformational speaker, fitness cover model, three-time fitness world champion, podcast host, and author of the soon to launch book, “A Tribe Called Bliss.” Lori’s intention for writing this book is to help women everywhere build a meaningful “tribe” or support system to get them through life’s tough moments and be unapologetic about the pursuit of their bliss.
The book comes out Tuesday, May 8th and lovely Angelenos, you can experience Lori up close and personally at her book launch event: signing and reading at Wanderlust Hollywood. The event is Tuesday, May 15th from 7-9pm; $59/ticket (gets you two books). Can’t think of a more perfect gift to give your favorite ladies in your life!
You can find more details about the event here:
Last night CISLA celebrated 11 years in Los Angeles and honored 3 Angelenos who have dedicated themselves professionally or through their personal philanthropy to supporting the youth of Los Angeles. I especially connect to this as I work with kids in South Central ( and soon to be teaching in Juvenile Hall – CANNOT WAIT!!!). My dear friend Ashlee Margolis gave the most breathtaking speech and if there was ever someone to WANT TO BE, it’s Ashlee. Incredible event for amazing cause, helmed by wonderful people. More of this please – everywhere. More of what we need in this town.
Ashlee Margolis, founder of entertainment and fashion marketing firm, The A List – for her financial support, her and her company’s volunteerism to support career exploration and for providing life changing internships for CISLA students.
Iman Turner, MSW, CISLA Site Coordinator – for her dedication to ensuring that her students have the social and emotional supports they need to achieve.
Monica Garcia, LAUSD Board President – for leading the way within LAUSD to ensuring that ALL students have the tools they need to achieve
GUESTS INCLUDED (alpha by first name)
Allison De Neufville
Ali Larter – Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci
Busy Philipps – Giambattista Valli, Jimmy Choo bag, Stuart Weitzman
Chelsea Handler – Alice & Olivia
Emmanuelle Chriqui – Alice & Olivia jacket, Aritzia pants, Vince Camuto clutch
Regina King – Shoshanna, Vince Camuto clutch
Selma Blair – in Valentino and Vintage Chanel shoes
Shiri Appleby – Alice & Olivia
Zoey Deutch – Fendi and Dries
Warner Brothers – Jesse Ehrman
MGMT – Courtney Kivowitz
ABC – Jenny Fritz
Untitled – Stephanie Simon
CAA – Richard Lovett & Michelle Kydd Lee
Blended Strategy – Allison Statter
DBA – Raina Penchansky
Jewelry Designer – Anita Ko
Music by DJ Pookie Chapstick
ABOUT COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s leading high school dropout prevention program whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Working nationally with nearly 1.5 million students in 25 states and Washington, D.C., CIS increases graduation rates and decreases dropout rates for the schools in which it serves.
CIS of Los Angeles (CISLA) (www.cislosangeles.org), founded in 2007, serves 10,000 students annually in 9 high need middle and high schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District, including 900 high risk students receiving case management from CIS Site Coordinators – trained social service professionals working and building relationships with students IN schools. Since its founding, over 40,000 students and their families have been supported. Last year, 100% of CISLA seniors graduated from high school.
CIS of Los Angeles’s vision is that every students in Los Angeles’ public schools receives the supports she or he need in order to develop the emotional, social and learning skills required to graduate high school ready for meaningful employment and higher education.